As a result of elections among the voting membership, the following candidates have been elected to the Chelsea Supporters Trust Board for 2020-21, with roles and responsibilities listed.
|Cliff Auger – Chairman
Supporter Issues, CST Affiliations and Community Engagement
|Cliff first attended CFC in the late 60’s but has been attending regularly since the early 70’s. His two sons have been going with him since the mid-to-late 90’s. Season Ticket holder in Shed Upper. Away season ticket since they began! Helped to set up the CST and firmly believe it is the way forward. Still drinking in the spit and sawdust pubs in the rough end of the North End Road! No to gentrification!
|Dominic Rosso – Vice Chair
Dom Rosso attended his first game at the age of 9. A 1-1 draw to Spurs was all that was needed for him to become hooked. Now a ST holder in the Harding Lower, Dom attends the large majority of home, away and European games.
The 20/21 season will be Dom’s second year as a board member, over the past 12 months he has been focused on ensuring that Chelsea supporters are given the voice that they deserve. Holding both CFC and PL officials and stakeholders to account on major issues have been highlights and he is looking forward to making more of an impact over the next year.
Dom works on the popular ‘CFCUK Fanzine’ and has produced the two largest Chelsea Fan YouTube channels. He continues to be very much in touch with the problems that supporters face on a weekly basis.
|David Chidgey – Board Member
|David Chidgey has been a season ticket holder in Gate 17 Matthew Harding Upper since 2002 and a supporter for over 40 years. Since 2008 he has produced and presented the popular and award winning Chelsea FanCast podcast as well as being a regular writer for the CFCUK Fanzine and contributor to other print, television and radio media. He was the first Chelsea FanCast representative on the Chelsea FC Official Fans Forum and helped to set up the Chelsea Supporters Trust in 2013, serving as an elected board member from its inception. David has previously been responsible for the Trust’s media relations and communications and served as the Chairman of the Trust for three years from 2016-2019.|
|Paul Jeffrey – Secretary
|Paul Hay – Board Member
|Season ticket holder in the Matthew Harding Upper. First game was 1973 v Sheffield United (lost 2-1). Proud to be able to help promote supporters needs because without our fans, the club will be nothing. Administers the membership, so any issues, do not hesitate to contact him.
|Nick Stroudley – Board Member
Website & Social Media
|Nick has been a Chelsea supporter for over 30 years, attending matches at home and away. His first game was a 1-1 thriller against Oldham in 1992, and he’s been hooked ever since…
He has been working in the sports industry for over 14 years, in a variety of roles across digital, marketing and communications and will be bringing that experience to the CST.
|Dan Silver – Board Member
Media & Communications Lead
|Third generation Chelsea fan. Dan’s Grandpa first went in 1922.. Dan’s Dad in the early 50’s, he was still in a buggy for my first game & started going regularly in 1983.
The FA Cup in 97, our first premiership title & the champions league win are his all-time favourite moments, before that it was the full members cup win, his first visit to Wembley! Kerry Dixon was his first Chelsea hero.Dan is also a regular guest on the Chelsea FanCast.Contact:
|Gillian Bromfield – Board Member
||A glory hunter since 1982, Gillian became a season ticket holder in 1984-5 season having graduated firstly from the Shed terrace to the Benches, finally settling in Matthew Harding Upper two years after it opened. Her first Chelsea hero was Pat Nevin and is not ashamed to say she’s a fully paid-up member of the John Obi Mikel Appreciation Society. Gillian also tries to follow both the Youth and Women’s teams whenever she can. You can catch Gillian on twitter, but be warned she don’t just chat about Chelsea!|
|David Johnstone – Board Member
David Johnstone attended his first Chelsea game as an eight year old and when aged 15, began a run of consecutive league and cup games that lasted four years.
After moving away from London and for various reasons, he was not a regular attendee again until 1993 but still managed at least two games every season.
Between 2001 and up until the pandemic, he had only missed around a dozen competitive games at home, away and in Europe.
He loves a battle with those he views as ‘ruining’ football and says, “Bring it on, I’m here to win! Up The Chels!”
David can be contacted via email email@example.com
|Robert Blaszczak – Board Member
Robert has been a Chelsea supporter since mid-90s, a Stamford Bridge regular since 2006, and an East Stand Upper season ticket holder since 2013. He founded the first official Chelsea Poland Supporters Club in his native country in the early 2000s before his university studies brought him to England. After a decade as a football journalist/reporter, his professional career is now focused on sports business, technology and innovation.
At the CST, Robert contributes to the Trust’s outreach, is interested in understanding the needs of Chelsea’s ever-expanding global fanbase, and wants to ensure that the Club’s heritage is well looked after.
Other co-opted Board Members include; Stuart Kinner, Tim Rolls, Ramzi Shammas, and Debs Coady.